COVID-19: Two southernmost Maldivian cities under monitoring

Hankede Bridge, Addu City | Photo: AdduLIVE

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) states that 18 islands including all the inhabited islands of Addu City and the single island atoll, Fuvahmulah City are currently under monitoring due to escalating number of COvid-19 cases.

This includes, Hithadhoo, Maradhoo, Maradhoo Feydhoo, Feydhoo, Hulhudhoo and Meedhoo of Addu City, Fuvahmulah City, GDh. Maraveli and Fares-Maadhoda from the south while R. Dhuvaafaru, K. Gaafary, L. Mundhoo, Sh. Milandhoo, HDh. Nolhivaram, M. Veyvah, R. Rasmaadhoo, V. Fulidhoo and R. Kinolhas are also under monitoring.

R. Dhuvaafaru has been under monitoring since 25 May 2021 with the pandemic situation still not under control as of 11 September 2021.

HPA informs that 12 islands were placed under monitoring in August 2021 while 5 have been placed to date in the first third of September 2021.

Islands under monitoring are closely monitored by HPA with contact tracing initiated and random sampling initiated to determine the extent of Covid-19 spread in the island. HPA removes islands from monitoring after Covid-19 is controlled in the island.

Additional 6 new cases were confirmed yesterday at Addu City, adding the total cases to 308. With this, the monitoring status was extended by another week starting last night.

The latest statistics released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) reveals that 106 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the Maldives. It was detailed that out of the 106 cases, 34 were from the Malé area, while 60 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also revealed that 11 new cases were found from operational resorts, adding up to 2,070 active cases in the country.

With this Maldives continues the trend of a higher percentage of cases recorded in the islands. With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the Maldives has reached 82,684 out of which 80,374 patients have made full recoveries, as of September 11, 2021.